NAVASCO Senior prefect appeals to govt to get teachers back to classrooms

The Senior Prefect of Navrongo Senior High School (NAVSCO) in the Upper East Region, Tiisu Shariff Bawah, has made a passionate appeal to the government “to do something” about the teachers’ strike so that academic work could resume.

“I am a candidate preparing for my WASSCE but when I go to class the teachers are not even there and it is affecting us psychologically, already we were badly affected by COVID-19 as we had to stay at home for almost a year,” Tiisu Bawah said.

He made the appeal when the 2000 year group donated 26 fans to the school authorities at a brief ceremony held in the school on Wednesday.

Tiisu Bawah urged the students to take good care of the fans in their dormitories, and appealed to other old students to help the school authorities address some of the challenges faced by the school.

In expressing appreciation to the 2000 year group, the headmistress of the school, Ms Mercy Babachuwey, also added her voice to the appeal for the teachers to return to the classrooms.

“Due to the strike some students have left while others are around to start their orientation for their WASSCE but teachers are nowhere to be found.

“We want to appeal to the government to listen to the teachers and come to their aid through the COLA so they can come back to prepare students for their exams.”

“After COVID-19 both teachers and students are battling with how to finish the syllabus and now strike is taking them away again,” she said.

“We have volunteers who cook for the students and we have begged them to stay to help take care of them, we don’t have enough foodstuff for the students too so government should support us,” she added.

Touching on the gift, the headmistress said most of the classrooms had no fans while others had broken down, saying, “when there is heat it is not easy for students”.

She also made an appeal to the government to make available funds to complete some of the infrastructures that had stalled in the school.

Dr Edward Nabil, a member of the 2000 year group who presented the fans to the school authorities, also appealed to the teachers to listen to the cries of the students and return to the classroom to prepare them for the WASSCE.

By Times Reporter

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